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NFL transaction roundup: Cowboys re-sign DE Randy Gregory to 5-year deal

NFL transaction roundup: Cowboys re-sign DE Randy Gregory to 5-year deal

The are bringing back defensive end Randy Gregory on a five-year deal worth $70 million, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.

ESPN reported that $28 million is guaranteed.

The news comes one day after the Cowboys also agreed to a new deal with defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.

Gregory, 29, tied his career high with six sacks last season despite playing in just 12 games (11 starts) in 2021. Gregory reportedly had knee surgery in January. He missed four games last season with a calf strain and another due to COVID-19.

In 50 games (12 starts) with the Cowboys, he has 85 tackles (19 for loss), 52 quarterback hits, 16.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.

Also on Tuesday, NFL Network reported the Cowboys are keeping safety Malik Hooker on a two-year deal worth $8 million.

Hooker, 25, had 44 tackles and one interception in 15 games (three starts) with the Cowboys last season.

–The are releasing linebacker Myles Jack in a move that will save the team $8.35 million, ESPN reported.

The reported move comes one day after the Jaguars reached deals with six free agents, including Foye Oluokun on a reported three-year contract worth up to $46.5 million. Oluokun led the NFL in tackles last season with 192 while playing for the Atlanta Falcons.

Jack, 26, recorded a team-best 108 tackles in 15 games last season.

–The Tennessee Titans will release cornerback Janoris Jenkins, ESPN and The Tennessean reported.

The move will save the Titans $6.9 million against the salary cap.

Jenkins, 33, had an interception, six passes defensed and a forced fumble in 14 games (13 starts) in 2021, his only season in Tennessee. He has 27 career INTs in 142 career games (138 starts) for four teams. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 with the New York Giants.

–Wide receiver DJ Chark is expected to sign a one-year, $10 million deal with the Detroit Lions, multiple media outlets reported.

Chark, 25, made just seven catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns after being limited to four games last season with the Jaguars due to a broken ankle.

The 6-foot-4 wideout has 147 catches for 2,042 yards and 15 touchdowns in 43 career games since being selected by Jacksonville in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

–The plan to release punter Johnny Hekker after 10 seasons with the team, Pat McAfee reported.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first-team All-Pro, Hekker has averaged a robust 46.7 yards per punt in his career.

Hekker, 32, signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

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